Researchers are at the heart of ORCID and the center of everything that scholarly and research publishers do. Accurate author and reviewer information is vital to indexing, search and discovery, publication tracking, funding and resource use attribution, and supporting peer review. ORCID tackles the following problems:
- Author disambiguation via a unique persistent identifier
- A trusted list of activities attached to the identifier
- Improved accuracy and time savings when submitting scholarly works, applying for grants and reporting.
ORCID offers a number of features to support our vision and our mission. We provide the registry, a public API, a member API, an annual public data file plus services to support our members. We try our best to balance the needs of the researchers, the institutions they work with and the wider community.
The registry and services are constantly evolving as we work to fulfil our mission. You can see our strategic priorities on our Product Roadmap.